Wednesday, March 4, 2009

No pain, no gain

That is the back of hub's pickup loaded up with 14 gallons of various paints. I am leaving in the morning for Snyder to submerge myself in a 4 day paint-a-thon at our "new" house. Hubs is going to be Mr. Mom for a few days. He and the blonde rascal will drive down Saturday morning, which is when hubs is going to install the laminate floor in the bathroom.

I am taking my trusty assistant along with me...
Determining just exactly how helpful she will be is a total crap shoot.
90% of the time she is afflicted with severe ADHD.
So while it is doubtful that she will help me paint...
....I can guarantee she will inevitably get paint ON her.
I won't have internet over the weekend, but I will be documenting the whole ordeal with my camera. So tune in next week for the play by play...assuming I am not still high from paint fumes... or in traction.

Based on the pictures I have just downloaded from the past week, here is the long story short since my last post....

If you will recall hubs was out of town last week, Friday night b.r. spent the night with a friend so I rented "Nights in Rodanthe" during which I surprisingly stayed awake. Incidentally, it was not the best movie ever made.

The next morning I was calmly drinking my coffee in the glorious lazy silence, when all of a sudden Missy starts barking. I glance up looking out the front window and what do I see.......none other than these chumps in our front yard. It is Murphy's Law that they get out when hub's is out of town. I called my kind next door neighbor, and he came to my rescue.

Here is how God rewards me (That is how I prefer to imagine it anyway...He is happy I am taking care of my ticker, right?) for getting up at 6am to run on the treadmill....
...this is the view right in front of me as I step off the treadmill at the end of my run. That's good stuff.

There was also a major master bedroom closet clean out....but I only have before pictures because the afters can't be taken until hub's tackles HIS side of the closet. I know you hate that you can't see that. Maybe someday soon children.

Keep your fingers crossed for me this weekend. I hope to put a huge dent in the painting project...but come about Friday night I might drink beer for hours while sitting on the porch I fear I might fall into bed and sleep for 16 hours from exhaustion.

6 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Have fun painting. Cant wait to see what color the dog comes back as. lololol No sniffing the paint and drinking beer at the same time. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY!!!!

Sara said...

Oooh, you can stop by my house and drop off the gallons of Tobacco Road! Have fun with all of the paint fumes...can't imagine how loopy you'll be after painting that much.

Tricia Anne said...

Wowza! You are going to be super busy! Your house will be looking so beautiful when you are done! I love how you are able to tackle all the things you are wanting to "before" moving in. :o)
I will pray for you this weekend - seriously. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Mary said...

How much more painting do you have left?? You've been painting for weeks it feels like. By the way, I did the kids bathroom. Took about 2 hours and now I'm all finished. Jealous? :)

southern queen bee said...

Oh can't wait to see the pic.s , sure the dog will keep you company and get into something. I watched that movie last wekend too. Did you read the book? I thought the book was MUCH better than the movie...have a productive weekend.

Lori E. said...

Really Martha.............you need to find some helpers and lay down the cash, and stop being so frugal. Because life is too short to spend it painting. I can't wait to see the pictures and I hope sweet missy protects you from rattlesnakes. harharhaha!! Did I have a bright idea, not too long ago, about us going into the painting business and making some money?? Not only am I over it, YOU definitely are. Oh, and there is the whole you living in another town thing to kill the whole idea!! Way to go B.! =(